Three killed in Mongolia chemicals explosion

Article by Amanda Doyle

THREE people have been killed and five injured at a privately-owned chemical plant in China’s Inner Mongolia region.

The explosion happened at 02:55 local time on 24 April at Dongxing Chemical, a subsidiary of Inner Mongolia Yidong Group Corp. The company produces products ranging from sodium hydroxide to polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

According to Reuters, market regulators plan to launch a nationwide safety inspection of industrial products, following a number of chemical explosions in China recently, including an explosion that killed 78 people in March.

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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